30. Sacred Land Use and the Intuitive Path - Interview with Steven Martyn, the Sacred Gardener
Agriculture was once a highly sacred art - a loving partnership between human and more-than-human, weaving us into the spiritual fabric of our landscapes and our ancestors, who still reside there.
For episode #30 of the Good Life Revival Podcast, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking with farmer-poet-philosopher Steven Elliot Martyn, author of Sacred Gardening: Seeds for the Reemergence of Co-Creative Agriculture and The Story of the Madawaska Forest Garden.
Steven has developed a deep spiritual understanding of our place in the natural world through direct communication with the spirits of the land. His vast wisdom shines through immediately in his voice and in his writing, and it’s clearly the result of decades of practicing what he preaches, which he has dubbed wildculturing.
Steven and I spoke about letting go of the human-centered worldview, and learning indigenous arts like sacred land use without engaging in cultural theft, and how those of us born into the cult of Reason can begin to develop our intuitive senses and trust the messages we receive from nature and all of its constituents.
And be sure to stick around to the end of the episode, where I will share an exclusive discount code that listeners can use for $5 off of orders through thesacredgardener.ca! (Note: I do not receive any kind of commission for this -- Steven was very generous to offer this to my listeners, and I really can't recommend his books highly enough.)
Related Links and Further Resources:
- Steven Martyn, The Sacred Gardener - Website / Facebook
- Support The Good Life Revival on Patreon - Join the monthly book club!
- The Permaculture Podcast #1638 - The Sacred Gardener
- The Permaculture Podcast #1702 - Reconnecting With Place
- Ancestral Health Radio #20 - How to Become a Sacred Gardener ...